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Cheese Plus

Cheese Shop, Sandwich Place, and Wine Shop · Polk Gulch
2001 Polk St (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–7:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM

Cheese Plus is San Francisco's premier cheese, wine, and specialty food store. Our Espresso Bar opens daily at 8AM.


Based on 208 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Rachael L.
    "the Willie Brown bird grilled is delicious."(4 Tips)
    Elliott P.
    "Our favorite sandwich there comes with smoked duck and fig."(2 Tips)
    Shaun C.
    "Excellent cheese, good croisants"(2 Tips)
    Eric M.
    "Potrero Hill sandwich if you like spicy and roast beef"(2 Tips)
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  • sandwiches
  • willie brown bird
  • coffee
  • cheese
  • ravioli
  • breakfast food
  • meats
  • walnuts
  • lunch
  • Danielle E.

    Glad I could find a quality cheese shop in the neighborhood. Also dig their b-fast sandwiches and outdoor seating area.

    Danielle Ebstein · 1 week ago
  • Pierre A.

    It's also a good spot to buy flowers from.

    Pierre A. · December 18, 2015
  • Chuck R.

    Mmm... samples...

    Chuck Roslof · November 8, 2015
  • Alexandra J.

    Their burrata is amazing

    Alexandra Johnson · August 10, 2015
  • Claire P.

    decent sandwiches

    Claire Pedersen · April 12, 2015
  • Jackson G.

    house-made ravioli and the small chocolate cookies with walnuts get recommended

    Jackson Galan · February 21, 2015
  • Elliott P.

    The Willie Brown Bird. Cheese Plus shines most when they put the emphasis on plus. Our favorite sandwich there comes with smoked duck and fig. There’s cheese on it too.

    Elliott Poppel · January 26, 2015
  • 💕Linds💕

    They screwed up my order, and then it wasn't that great anyways.

    💕Linds💕 · December 31, 2014
  • Carli B.

    Meh, kind of overrated, prices are a bit high. Solid place to stop in the weekend for a quick, to-go cup of coffee.

    Carli Brunner · December 14, 2014
  • Margo C.

    Breakfast brioche is to die!

    Margo Cleveland · September 30, 2014
  • Tom E.

    Add basil and avocado to the Crissy Field and ask for it on Dutch Crunch.

    Tom Egan · September 24, 2014
  • Eric M.

    Potrero Hill sandwich if you like spicy and roast beef

    Eric Mauskopf · August 9, 2014
  • David K.

    Delicious sandwiches.

    David Klein · August 7, 2014
  • Pati G.

    Prosciutto sandwich is The best!

    Pati Granados · June 17, 2014
  • Mighty T.

    Good coffee. Get a baguette and cheeses. The sandwiches are good too. TomMozarella is my fav.

    Mighty Travels · May 16, 2014
  • Catherine G.

    Exquisite sandwiches. The staff are friendly and helpful, even when they're slammed.

    Catherine G. · December 21, 2013
  • Tom F.

    password Wifi "cheddar"

    Tom Flow · November 1, 2013
  • Katy S.

    Love, love, love the sandwiches. Have one and sit in the sun at a table on pacific!

    Katy Sinclair · October 21, 2013
  • Carol W.

    Try the caprese sandwich, not grilled.

    Carol W · August 3, 2013
  • Rachael L.

    the Willie Brown bird grilled is delicious. and travels well.

    Rachael Lynn · March 26, 2013
  • John M.

    The coffee was really really really good! Great roast taste and good sandwiches. They also have cheese! Cool!

    John Monty · March 14, 2013
  • Martina V.

    The weekends are packed, so if ordering a sandwich (or multiple) be prepared to wait. Getting it Not grilled will lessen your waiting time significantly!

    Martina Vargas · March 6, 2013
  • Aaron K.

    Great sandwiches & various gourmet items (cured meats, cheeses, etc.) but be prepared to wait for your sandwich to be made. Call it in to avoid the wait. I like the Parma with added turkey & balsamic

    Aaron K · December 21, 2012
  • Shirley L.

    Sandwiches here are pricey but very good! Don't forget their grilled cheese offering :)

    Shirley Liu · October 6, 2012
  • David S.

    Their knife-sharpening service is excellent.

    David S · September 15, 2012
  • Carol W.

    Caprese sandwich, not grilled

    Carol W · September 2, 2012
  • Lacey M.

    Delicious but be prepared to wait 30 minutes for a sandwich.

    Lacey Mcneal · July 4, 2012
  • Amanda A.

    It's cheese, and nice people, and free samples, and lots of other little goodies that you won't be finding at a normal grocery store. I love this place! Chaubier is my fav.

    Amanda Appiarius · June 11, 2012
  • Shaun C.

    Excellent cheese, good croisants

    Shaun Crampton · February 19, 2012
  • Kevin D.

    The people that work here are truly idiots

    Kevin Duncan · December 31, 2011
  • Francis D.

    Given this is a cheese shop I'm surprised they didn't have more cheese sandwiches on offer. Feels a bit overpriced but great to see a shop that's really based around cheese and what to serve with it.

    Francis Djabri · December 19, 2011
  • Joe N.

    Try tue goats milk bleu cheese. Bleu Bocage.

    Joe Nagy · October 13, 2011
  • keite d.

    Cheese counter staff is crazy knowledgable & gives their full attention. The produce & flowers are limited, but always quality.

    keite davis · October 5, 2011
  • Annie V.

    Great italian sandwiches!

    Annie Vranizan · September 23, 2011
  • Owen S.

    Excellent cheese selection!

    Owen Smith · September 21, 2011
  • E C.

    Order the Willie Brown Sandwich, smoked duck and figs, you can't go wrong.

    E Chan · August 31, 2011
  • Max M.

    Brandied cherries by the pound! ($25)

    Max Mullen · August 20, 2011
  • Michelle B.

    It's all about the Willie Brown Bird!

    Michelle Byrnes · August 15, 2011
  • John W.

    What a friend we have in cheeses.

    John W · July 31, 2011
  • Kjell

    The wait time for sandwiches is becoming prohibitive.

    Kjell · July 25, 2011
  • Debbie L.

    You can get your knives sharpened here!

    Debbie Leight · July 1, 2011
  • Debbie L.

    Sample the cheeses before you buy! You can find some gems.

    Debbie Leight · July 1, 2011
  • The Bold Italic

    These guys can solve a multitude of dairy dilemmas, from what to eat with specific wines to what cheese is best in fondue to what cheese would be good atop sliders. Read more

    The Bold Italic · June 14, 2011
  • Val K.

    Get your sandwich ungrilled and save the ~10% SF sales tax. Plus it's faster!

    Val Klump · April 2, 2011
  • Cyrus K.

    Potrero Hill on baguette... toasted.

    Cyrus K · November 28, 2010
  • Lorem I.

    Cole Valley sandwich on herb focaccia is insanely good. Get a bottle of Anjoli 2007 Priorat equally divine

    Lorem Ipsum · June 20, 2010
  • Jack D.

    Willie Brown duck sandwich. only way to fly.

    Jack Dean · June 12, 2010
  • Topher C.

    try the willie brown bird!

    Topher C · March 24, 2010
  • Marina K.

    Love the free cheese samples and their sandwiches are delicious. Staff are friendly with helpful recommendations!

    Marina K. · March 8, 2010
  • Jack D.

    duck sandwich at cheese plus. so good.

    Jack Dean · February 20, 2010

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